The Fractured Void

A Twilight Imperium Novel
In the world of Twilight Imperium

A brave starship crew are drawn into the schemes of interplanetary powers competing for galactic domination, in this epic space opera from the best-selling strategic boardgame, Twilight Imperium.

Captain Felix Duval and the crew of the Temerarious quietly patrol a remote Mentak Coalition colony system where nothing ever happens. But when they answer a distress call from a moon under attack, that peaceful existence is torn apart. They rescue a scientist, Thales, who’s developing revolutionary technology to create new wormholes. He just needs a few things to make it fully operational… and now, ordered to aid the scientist, the Temerarious is targeted by two rival black-ops teams intent on reacquiring Thales. Can Felix trust Thales? Or is this a conspiracy to tip the balance of power in the galaxy forever?

Page Count: 400pp
Genre: Science Fiction

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
UK On Sale Date: December 10, 2020
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080463
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
ebook ISBN: 9781839080470
ebook formats: mobi (for Kindle) and epub (everything else)

TIM PRATT is a Hugo Award-winning SF and fantasy author, and finalist for the World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Stoker, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others. He is the author of over twenty novels, and scores of short stories. Since 2001 he has worked for Locus, the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field, where he currently serves as senior editor.

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“Pratt’s worldbuilding fascinates, and the plot serves up action and big ideas in equally tasty helpings. This is definitely a series to watch.”
– Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“Brilliantly fun space opera.”
– Locus

“Fun, funny, pacy, thought-provoking and very clever space opera – a breath of fresh air.”
– Sean Williams, author of Twinmaker

“This is a game about one specific faction winning, but if I write one specific faction winning, I break the universe, so, how do I fix that?”
Reddit, AMA with Tim Pratt, author of The Fractured Void


Once, the Lazax Empire ruled all the known galaxy from its capital planet, Metacol Rex, before treachery and war erased the Lazax from history, plunging the galaxy into conflict and uncertainty. Now, the Great Races who span the galaxy look upon their former capital hungrily – the power and secrets of the Lazax await a new emperor… To lay claim to the throne is a destiny sought by many, yet the shadows of the past serve as a grim warning to those who would follow in their footsteps.

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“Brilliantly fun space opera.”
– Locus

Released on November 3, 2020


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